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St. Joseph’s Adolescent Medicine Center in Phoenix, Arizona specializes in adolescent health and can help teens struggling with depression.
Depression is a serious problem that can impact every aspect of an adolescent’s life. If left untreated, depression can lead to problems at home and school, drug abuse, and even irreversible tragedy such as violence or suicide. Fortunately, teenage depression can be treated.
Depression in teens can look differently than it does it adults. The following symptoms of depression are more common in teenagers than in adults.
When determining if an adolescent is depressed, you may want to look at:
While some changes are to be expected as teenagers deal with the challenges of growing up, dramatic changes in personality, mood or behavior can be red flags of a deeper problem.
If left untreated, depression can be very damaging, so if you see depression warning signs in a teen, please call. At St. Joseph’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic, we believe in a multi-pronged approach to treating depression, including medication and counseling.
There are many ways that you can support your teen through depression. These may include:
To learn more about how St. Joseph’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic can help your teen with depression, call 602.406.7564.